Push to downsize PA legislature approved by House

The state House approved a plan to downsize itself Tuesday.

The Republican-controlled House voted to reduce its own ranks from 203 to 151.

Under the plan, the Senate would also cut members, from 50 to 37.

Supporters say a smaller general assembly would make government more manageable and less expensive. While opponents argue larger district sizes require more lawmakers.

For this plan to go through, the Senate must approve the plan in this session.

After that, both chambers must vote for it in the next session. If that happens, it would go up for a statewide vote.

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